Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Bioscience(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 2 the previous term
Elective/Compulsory : Elective
Lecturer : Tomoki TERADA Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
To prepare for Biophysics in 3rd grade, students learn about fundamental knowledge in modern biology and develop the ability of understanding biological processes in terms of the behavior of the mixture of biomolecules.
Students will be able to
1. Understand and explain the hierarchical structure of living organisms.
2. Understand and explain the structures and characteristics of biomolecules.
3. Understand and explain the biological phenomena in terms of the behavior of biomolecules.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Not specified because this lecture is intended for students majoring in physics.

•Course Topics
1. The diversity and generality of living organisms
2. Replication of genetic information
3. Gene expression
4. Regulation of gene expression
5. Metabolisms
Students are recommended to read the corresponding part of the textbook. Besides, students submit several assignments.

"Life science" 3rd Ed. Yodosha (in Japanese)

•Additional Reading
Specified within the lecture.

•Grade Assessment
Level of achievements of students' objects will be evaluated by reports (30%) and term-end exam (70%). Credits are given if the students can appropriately solve basic questions on biological science with a score of 60 or higher out of 100.

There is no requirements for this lecture.

•Contacting Faculty
Questions are welcome at the end of every lecture. e-mail: terada[at]


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